Catholic Church


Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (Jordan)


Also known as: Jordanien (Deutsch), Jordania (español, polski), la Jordanie (français), Giordania (Italiano), Jordânia (Português), 約旦 (正體中文), ヨルダン (日本語), Iordania (latine)

Formerly: Transjordan

Continent: Central and Southwest Asia

Capital: Amman

Area: 88,802 km²

Population: 10,248,069

Saints: 24 Saints

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Religions: Muslim 97.2% (official; predominantly Sunni), Christian 2.2% (majority Greek Orthodox, but some Greek and Roman Catholics, Syrian Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, and Protestant denominations), Buddhist 0.4%, Hindu 0.1%, Jewish <0.1, folk religionist <0.1, unaffiliated <0.1, other <0.1

Languages: Arabic (official), English (widely understood among upper and middle classes)

Ethnic Groups: Jordanian 69.3%, Syrian 13.3%, Palestinian 6.7%, Egyptian 6.7%, Iraqi 1.4%, other 2.6% (includes Armenian, Circassian)

Motto: Allāh, Al-Waṭan, Al-Malīk (Arabic) (God, country, sovereign)

Neighbouring Countries: Egypt Egypt, ← Israel Israel, ← Palestine Palestine, ↑ Syria Syria, → Iraq Iraq, ↘ Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Jurisdictions (7): Patriarchates Patriarchate (1), Archdioceses Archdiocese (2), Patriarchal Exarchates Patriarchal Exarchate (3), Patriarchal Territories Patriarchal Territory (1)

Roman Rite (1): Jerusalem

Armenian Church (1): Jerusalem and Amman

Chaldean Church (1): Jordan

Greek-Melkite Church (2): Bāniyās, Petra and Philadelphia

Maronite Church (1): Jordan

Syriac Church (1): Jerusalem (Palestine and Jordan)

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Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (3), World Heritage Churches World Heritage Churches (1)

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Papal Visits

Apostolic Nunciature: Jordan Link

Conference of Bishops: Conférence des Evêques Latins dans les Régions Arabes (C.E.L.R.A.) Link Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa, O.F.M. (56)

Patriarchal Synod: Synod of the Armenian Catholic Church Patriarch Raphaël Bedros XXI Minassian, I.C.P.B. (75)

Patriarchal Synod: Synod of the Greek-Melkite Catholic Church Patriarch Youssef Absi, M.S.P. (75)

Patriarchal Synod: Synod of the Maronite Church Link Cardinal Béchara Pierre Raï, O.M.M. (81)

Patriarchal Synod: Synod of the Syriac Catholic Church Patriarch Ignace Youssif III Younan (77)

Assembly of Ordinaries: Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa, O.F.M. (56)

as of 2022.01.09

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